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Why So Many Icelanders Still Believe in Invisible Elves

Why So Many Icelanders Still Believe in Invisible Elves | Chris' Regional Geography |
How the country’s history and geography created the perfect setting for magical creatures, whose perceived existence sparks environmental protests to this day. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:32 AM

I was discussing the Norwegian tradition of trolls and fantastical creatures with a friend who lived there for a few years.  She said that she doesn't believe in trolls when she's in the United States, but "when you are in those mountains with the rocks and trees, how can you not imagine that they might exist?" 

AJ A. Gildner's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:01 PM

In my AP Human Geography class, we have discussed the varying factors beween cultures.  I think this is one of the most interesting factors because it also adds to the history and foundation of a culture.  Personally, I would like to know the reasons, for believing or disbelieving in this existence of "elves", from locals.  This belief could cause much grief for construction of the island in the future.  However, I do not believe this a big problem, because I'm sure that many people around the world would be interested in these stories (I know I am).  Someday, when I go to Iceland, I will remember this article and surely will try and seek out these fantastic creatures.  

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Where in the world is Edward Snowden?

Where in the world is Edward Snowden? | Chris' Regional Geography |
The leaker of the NSA surveillance story, missing since Monday, has been located in Hong Kong.
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